Inspired by Jaroslav Hašek’s masterful idiot, klezmer band Švejk saunters in all directions at once. Psychedelic textures and haunting melodies, hopscotch grooves and harmolodic explorations – taking traditional jewish, balkan, and gypsy tunes and pickling them in a rare mix of psychedelia, progressive folk rock, jazz, and Indian concepts, Švejk refreshes the parts other klezmorim can’t reach.

Geïnspireerd door Jaroslav Hašeks geniale dwaas wandelt klezmerband Švejk in alle richtingen tegelijk. Psychedelische sferen en snijdende melodieën, hinkstapsprong grooves en harmolodische verkenningen – met traditionele joodse, zigeuner-, en balkanmuziek gemarineerd in een rauwe mix van folkrock, jazz, en Indiase ideeën verfrist Švejk de plekken waar andere klezmorim niet bij kunnen.

Dolan Jones – violin
Michael Stratz – double bass
Robbert van Hulzen – drums

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Švejk used to be known as trepid, and under that name played with Marko Bonarius on bass.

upcoming shows

no upcoming shows at the moment

švejk at home of art, amsterdam, on 18 oct 2015 (part 1)
video by jenna rutanen

more videos below

past shows

Date City Venue
12 March
spinhuis amsterdam
12 March
crea amsterdam
5 March
posthoornkerk amsterdam
21 February
noorderlicht amsterdam
28 January
ljg amsterdam amsterdam
11 December
reypenaer amsterdam

29 November
lavant amsterdam

18 October
home of art amsterdam
also at home of art: exhibition by mariana oliveira

3 October
tolhuistuin amsterdam
part of the read my world festival

1 October
mr bean amsterdam
19 April
museumplein amsterdam
4 April
mezrab amsterdam
grand opening of the new mezrab upstairs, also with bamoné, dj mps pilot, and dj jairzinho. see for more info http://mezrab.nl/events/the-grand-opening/

22 February
kapitein zeppos amsterdam
3 October
magnetico amsterdam
26 September
occii amsterdam

mahalagasca by švejk
filmed by deniz buga, edited by robbert van hulzen

švejk at home of art, amsterdam, on 18 oct 2015 (part 2)
video by jenna rutanen

3 3 2 2 by trepid (now known as švejk)

trepid @ occii, amsterdam, 26 sept 2014. photos by martine van leeuwen

… and for all those who want more, here are some other / earlier collaborations…



… and here are some more groups that inspire our sound

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